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  • Autumn sunshine, city breaks and half-term getaways

    With warm sunshine flooding the hills, pastures, lakes and beaches of France, this is the perfect time for an Autumn getaway to enjoy the relaxing peace and quiet of late season destinations. And the bonus of great value accommodation in both countryside and cities!

    Of course, Paris in the sunshine is hard to resist – but try other beautiful cities in France for a long weekend or mid-week break. Romance is in the air in Annecy in the Haute-Savoie, with clear air, lakeside strolls and mountain views, also in Carcassonne, where winding medeival lanes take you on a trip back in time.

    Hop on a train to visit sunny Avignon, the city of the popes, Bordeaux for the wine harvest or Tours for the Loire chateaux. For history there is Chartres, while for glamour and beaches, Nice is hard to beat.

    At French Connections, you can find your destination, choose your accommodation, book your ferry, train or plane and even tick off travel insurance and currency exchange. Start with our complete guide to the best City Breaks in France.

    For a family break at half-term in late October, the iconic Disneyland Paris is perfect. Why not plan a holiday combining the charms of Disneyland with a taste of the enticing land of France by renting a holiday home nearby? Get special offers, holiday rentals, hotels and more in our guide to Disneyland Paris.

    Families will also enjoy a city break or a relaxing stay in the French countryside. Check out our special offers and late deals to snap up a beautiful farmhouse or villa for a fraction of the summer cost and enjoy outdoor activities and eating out in typically French local towns, with the advantage of the excellent euro exchange rate.

  • Holiday bargains in late August and September

    Take advantage of late sunshine, quieter roads and the chance for a bargain by booking a last minute trip to France. Here are just some of the great special deals our owners are offering right now. Be quick!

    A beautiful self-catering four bedroom farmhouse with a pool in Charente-Maritime with special offer for late August, perfect for a late family holiday. A larger farmouse in Maine et Loire sleeps up to 16 and has a special offer for late September, so perfect for a group of friends.

    In the less well known peaceful, green region of Haute-Vienne, Limousin, pay just £500 a week in late August for a luxury holiday cottage sleeping up to six people and set in forty acres of land.

    Get 12 days for the price of seven in September at an idyllic three bedroom converted 17th century stone barn with breathtaking panoramic views and a private pool. The house is situated in the South of France in the foothills of Le Canigou, the sacred mountain of the Catalans, and above the valley of the River Têt.

    In Morbihan, Brittany a charming two bedroom stone cottage has 15% off during September – perfect for a couple looking to explore this lovely area close to cross-Channel ports.

    Finally there’s a chance to grab the last of the summer wine with £100 off for the last week in August at a charming house in walled garden set in the heart of Sancerre, the ancient walled town set high on a hill in one of the Loire’s best loved wine growing regions.

    Check out all these and more in our Special Offers and Last minute deals.

  • Special offers for Christmas and New Year in France

    Now is the time to start planning your fabulous Christmas in France. Traditional celebrations, stylish decorations, hassle-free shopping, Christmas markets, gorgeous food and wine, Disneyland Paris. All these can make the French Noel a relaxing and memorable experience.

    Celebrations are also shorter, starting on Christmas Eve and all over by Boxing Day, with life returning quickly to normal. This has great appeal both for visitors who want a quiet time with little fuss and those who like to get out and about once the main event is over. However, during the crucial few days, virtually all shops and restaurants close down, so that self-catering accommodation can mean exactly that – although some owners are happy to provide meals.

    Choose from a family house, a romantic cottage or grand chateau, a cosy gite or a sociable B&B. And don’t forget to check out our special offers.

    This week there’s a special rate of 750 euros a week for Christmas & New Year plus a free case of wine at the Ferme des Molles and its neighbouring cottage. Each sleeps six people and they lie in the heart of south-west France (ID 152886 and 163956). Or you can get 25% discount plus champagne at Villa la Perception, a superbly located five bedroom villa close to Nice airport and within easy walk of a hill village (ID148191).